|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1837|
|Death: ||May 2, 1931|
Published 7 May 1931
Little River Monitor
MRS. WESTLEY COCHRAN
MARY ANN ADAMS was born in the State of Ohio March 24, 1837. When she was about nine years old she moved with her parents to Illinois. Here, in young womanhood, she united in marriage to Westley Cochran. To them were born nine children, three of whom died in infancy. Of those who lived to maturity two have passed on before. Melbourne died in Salem, Oregon, a year ago, and Louretta lost her life in an automobile accident, near Fort Scott, last winter. The living children are: Ambrose, John and Jasper of Windom, Kans., and Anthony of Short, Okla.
In 1878 Mr. and Mrs. Cochran came to Rice county. Some two or three years after their arrival here they bought school land eight miles northeast of Little River, where they made their home. They were good friends and helpful neighbors. Mr. Cochran died in April, 1900. Mrs. Cochran continued for a time to live in the old home, but spent more and more time with her children. Of recent years she has lived with them. Now, with a very long life lived out, and her work done, she has passed on to the undiscovered country. Death came to her in the Della Strong hospital in Fort Scott, Kans., Saturday, May 2, 1931.
In addition to the children mentioned, she leaves to mourn her death three brothers – W. R. Adams of Decatur, Ill., Robert Adams and Ashbury Adams of Fairbury, Nebr., other relatives and many friends.
Death having resulted from smallpox relatives and friends were not permitted to view the body. Very appropriate services were conducted at the grave in Bean cemetery, where the body was laid to rest Sunday afternoon, by Rev. John Spriggs and Rev. Percy L. Perry.
Reprinted with permission, The Monitor-Journal, 248 Main Street, Little River, KS, 67457. Provided by Young Historical Library, 201 Main Street, P.O. Box 126, Little River, Kansas 67457.
Susannah Grubb Adams (1819 - 1855)
William G Adams (1815 - 1852)
Westley Cochran (1832 - 1900)
Ambrose Cochran (1862 - 1944)*
John Westley Cochran (1874 - 1959)*
Created by: Cathy Kessinger
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
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